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PSYCHOLOGY What does the course involve? AS Unit 1: · Social Psychology – Social Influences · Cognitive Psychology - Human Memory · Developmental Psychology – Early Social Development AS Unit 2: · Approaches in Psychology · Individual Differences – Psychopathology (Abnormality) · Research Methods A-Level Unit 1: · Social Psychology – Social Influences · Cognitive Psychology - Human Memory · Developmental Psychology – Early Social Development · Individual Differences – Psychopathology (Abnormality) A-Level Unit 2: · Approaches in Psychology · Biopsychology: · Research Methods · Issues and Debates A-Level Unit 3: · Gender: · Schizophrenia · Forensic Psychology What qualifications do I need? Students wishing to study Psychology at this level need to show they can develop the analytical skills required. As they may not have studied the subject before, grades ‘C’ and above at GCSE in Science, Mathematics and English Language are recommended. Assessment Examinations are 1 hour 30 for AS examinations and 2 hours for A2 examinations. There are 2 written examinations at AS level and 3 at A-Level. There is no course work component. We deliver AQA specification. General Comments Psychology is a vast and interesting subject. Psychology is defined as “the scientific study of animal and human behaviour and mental processes.” Psychology is one of the most popular subjects studied at AS and A2 level at Lady Lumley’s. There are currently 3 groups in Y12 and 2 groups in Y13. Future Prospects Psychology is an academic subject and progression is from A2 to degree level. Successful candidates can go onto a wide-range of courses, such as Psychology/Clinical Psychology, Teaching, Management, Marketing, Public Relationships, Health/Social Work, Sport & Exercise/Coaching Science, and Tourism.